Emmanuel Petit urges Arsenal to sign two Bayern Munich stars who may want ‘new challenge’ in Premier League

The Gunners legend has pinpointed what Mikel Arteta needs to adds to the side.

Emmanuel Petit urges Arsenal to sign two Bayern Munich stars who may want ‘new challenge’ in Premier League
Petit believes the Bayern stars would bring invaluable experience to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)
Petit believes the Bayern stars would bring invaluable experience to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has urged the Gunners to sign Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, believing the Bayern Munich stars would be open to a fresh challenge in north London.

After running Manchester City close last season, Mikel Arteta added Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber and David Raya to his squad in the summer.

Arsenal sit just a point off the champions and current league leaders but former France international Petit believes there is room for a more experienced presence in the side as they look to end their 20-year wait for a league title.

Kimmich and Goretzka have been mainstays in the Bayern side that has dominated German football with the eight and five league winners medals to their names respectively, having also won the 2020  Champions League together and a host of German Cups.

Having been at the club since 2015 and 2018, Petit believes Kimmich and Goretkza could be tempted by a fresh challenge in the Premier League.

‘In my opinion, this is a team that needs experience,’ Petit told Compare.Bet.

‘I know they want to buy young players with room to improve and I can understand that, but I think they need players that know how to win and have experience in big games.

Kimmich has won eight league titles with Bayern (Picture: Getty)
Kimmich has won eight league titles with Bayern (Picture: Getty)

‘The main two players I would target if I was Arsenal would be Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.

‘They are both incredible players with huge experience who have both been at Bayern for a while and would maybe like a new challenge.

‘Goretzka has played at such a high level for so long and is still only 28, and I think Kimmich would be great for Arsenal, even if the price tag may be a bit expensive.’

Kimmich’s future at Bayern was the subject of some speculation in the summer and was briefly linked with a move to Manchester City as a possible successor to Ilkay Gundogan.

Goretzka meanwhile was on Manchester United’s radar.

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